I.  Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools

 

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The Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools section includes the following information:

 

Topic

Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools (Non-Profit)

Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools (Profit)

Operating Motor Vehicle Cooperative Agreement Amendment

 

Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools
(Non-Profit)

Participants assigned to Work Sites in the Public or Private, Non-Profit Sector are not to be assigned to jobs that involve the operation of:

 

·  Motor vehicles:

·  Participant’s personal vehicle

·  Van

·  Heavy Construction Equipment

·  Fork lifts

·  Tractors

·  Golf Carts, etc.

 

·  Heavy Equipment;

·  Jack hammers

·  Chainsaws

Power actuated tools, etc.

 

Participant Operation of Motor Vehicles and Tools
(Profit)

Participants assigned to Work Sites in the Private, For Profit Sector may operate motor vehicles (auto) upon signing and compliance with the “Operating Motor Vehicles Cooperative Agreement Amendment”.  The business must sign the amendment and provide the necessary insurance prior to allowing the participant to operate the motor vehicle.

 

In order for participants to operate company-authorized motor vehicles, the business must:

·  Name the County as an additional insured party on their commercial automobile liability insurance policy and

·  Carry and maintain, at a minimum, $1,000,000 commercial automobile insurance coverage for liability and

·  Provide the County evidence of such insurance coverage at the time the Amendment is signed and on an annual basis, or sooner, at the time of policy renewal. 

 

Note: As with Non-Profit Agencies, the use of other vehicles and tools such as heavy construction equipment is prohibited. 

 

Operating Motor Vehicle Cooperative Agreement Amendment

Prior to the Work Site Representative signing the Amendment, the Regional Representative responsible for developing the Work Site shall:

 

Step

Action

1

Review the Amendment with the Work Site Representative to ensure complete understanding of the terms of compliance.

2

Obtain written verification from the Work Site that confirms compliance with the insurance requirements in Section 18 of the Amendment.  This may be accomplished by;

·  A signed and dated written statement from the Work Site’s insurance company on the insurance company’s letterhead or stationary or

·  A photocopy of the Work Site’s current commercial automobile liability insurance policy section(s) confirming compliance.

3

Complete the bottom section of the Amendment by filling in the “SW/ECM Signature/Date”, etc.  (The entry for the “Review month/year” is the month and year the Work Site’s commercial automobile insurance policy is next due for renewal). 

4

Forward all forms and verification to the Work Experience Program Manager at MS W401.  (Regional Representatives should maintain copies of all forms for their records). 

5

The Work Experience Section will maintain an “Operating Motor Vehicle Cooperative Agreement Amendment “on file.

6

Monthly reports will be generated on the first workday identifying all private, for profit businesses with insurance policies due for renewal during the report month.

7

The Work Experience Program Manager will contact each business requesting verification of the renewal of their insurance policies. 

8

If verification is not received by the specified due dates, an Amendment Termination Notice will be sent to the business.  Termination will become effective on the first workday of the following month. 

9

One copy of the Termination Notice will be sent to the appropriate Employment Site Manager.

10

Attached to the notice will be a revised Job Order deleting authorization to operate motor vehicles as one of the tasks performed. 

11

ECMs are to be instructed not to authorize any new placements allowing the operation of motor vehicles at the designated Work Site.